Let’s start by saying that I am a sucker for Eggs Benedict. I don’t really care what the middle layer is personally. Ham, bacon, lobster, spinach… our favorite diner down the street even makes a mean “Irish Eggs Benedict”, which has Corned Beef Hash in the middle of the masterpiece. For this version, I decided to change up the bottom-most layer instead of the middle layer and use waffles instead! I got this brilliant idea from a tweet by The Food Network listing out a bunch of recipes using waffles as a main ingredient. They had some great ideas including waffle grilled cheese, waffle pizza and more.
I thought Waffle Eggs Benedict would be a fabulous addition to this list. It’s a perfect recipe for a quick Sunday brunch or mid-day snack. And there’s really only a few ingredients that you need. I made my own Hollandaise sauce but I hear you can use a powder mix as well. Feel free to mess around with the middle layer as well – I bet some other options would be amazing for Waffle Eggs Benedict as well.
Eggs Benedict Recipe with Waffles
Recipe type: Brunch
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Serves: 2 Ingredients
- Waffle Mix (follow instructions on the box, might need egg, oil, etc)
- 4 eggs
- 4 pieces of Canadian bacon (or ham)
- 1 tbsp of white vinegar
- 1 stick of butter
- 4 egg yolks
- pinch of salt
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- a few sprigs of parsley, chopped, for garnish
- Prepare the waffles per the instructions on the waffle mix. Set aside in warm place.
- Here is a recipe for the hollandaise sauce: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/hollandaise-sauce-recipe.html
- Once sauce is done, set aside in a warm place.
- Grill the bacon in a small saucepan to just brown each side slightly. Set aside with the waffles and hollandaise sauce.
- Boil water in a medium/large pot. Make sure the water comes to a slow, rolling boil – not a hard boil. Add the vinegar to the water.
- Swirl the water with a spoon to create a “tornado”.
- Carefully break each egg into the water.
- Cook eggs for 3½ minutes so that the white is cooked but the yolk is still runny.
- Assemble your Waffle Eggs Benedict and garnish with a bit of parsley and some paprika if you have any.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
I hope everyone enjoys this rendition of eggs benedict! It was absolutely delicious and I can’t wait to try out some more combinations. Feel free to comment and leave any other combos you try at home!